of Computerized Fire Alarm Transmission to the Fire Service
Communication Centre (FSCC), Fire Services Department
Service of Computerized Fire Alarm Transmission to the Fire
Services Communications Centre (FSCC), Fire Services Department
Hong Kong Fire Services Department (FSD) is implementing an
advanced telecommunication and computer integrated mobilizing
system, namely the Third Generation Mobilizing System (TGMS).
The new system will replace the existing Second Generation
Mobilizing System (SGMS) shortly.
TGMS will employ an open platform design. It comprises a Computerized
Mobilizing System (CMS) and among others, a Computerized Fire
Alarm Transmission System Interface System(CFATSIS). The CFATSIS
is employed to handle signals from the Computerized Fire Alarm
Transmission System (CFATS). The service of CFATS will be
provided by multiple CFATS service provider(s) in the market.
Being a potential CFATS service provider, he should possess
a valid PNETS licensee issued by the Office of Telecommunication
Authority under the Telecommunications Ordinance, Chapter
106, Laws of Hong Kong. The future CFATS service provider
should enter into a contract with the FSD. The contract terms
and conditions, system specifications and application procedures
to be an CFATS service provider etc. will be announced in
a later stage.
is preliminary decided that the CFATSIS will comprise of remote
access server and database server connecting with the computer
systems of CFATS service provider through leased circuits.
The physical interface will be Ethernet compliant with IEEE802.3.
In order to be open in the design of the new protocol, the
communication protocol would be TCP/IP v4 with RFC 793. The
alarm message would be sent using XML version 1.0 as the data
container. A first stage trade consultation on the CFATS interface
specification containing mainly the design of the communication
protocol has been made in 2002.
CFATSIS specification and communication protocol and operational
requirements relating to the interface between the CFATS service
offered by the CFATS service provider and the CFATSIS of the
TGMS of the FSD are being under extensive preparation and
fine tuning which will be issued to concerned parties for
further consultation. Upon the changeover from SGMS to TGMS,
application from the public will be accepted. Announcement
will be made in due course.